• President Rodrigo Duterte gestures with both hands to stress a point during his first State of the Nation Address before a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. Also in photo are newly-installed Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III (seated, left) and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. PNA PHOTO

    Unusable tires can be transformed into colorful flowerpots, says this man of Barangay Edganzon, Iloilo City. He is repainting some of these tires. The city government has been doing this for years already. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
  • A traffic enforcer directs the flow of vehicles on the corner of Ledesma and Quezon streets, Iloilo City. It's a challenging job, he says, but someone has to do it. Traffic congestion remains a challenge in the city. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
  • Iloilo activists gather at the Freedom Grandstand of Iloilo City while President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address in Metro Manila. According to the militants, they support the President's "progressive policies" such as the resumption of peace talks with the communists. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
  • At a hotel in Iloilo City, Ilonggos watch a live television feed of President Rodrigo Duterte's first State of the Nation Address. GUIJO DUEÑAS/PN

    A Bacolod City government utility worker smiles as he waters plants at the center island on B.S. Aquino Drive. ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN
  • Young football enthusiasts play in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. Football is a popular sport among the young nowadays. Barotac Nuevo is considered the "football capital" of Iloilo. The town has produced many national team players such as Chiefy Calindog, Elmer Bedia, Ian Araneta and Ruben Doctora to name a few. JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN
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